Meet the Bess family….To support our Eglin Fisher House, Mosquito Joe of Northwest Florida donates $20 for every person that pre-pays and mentions, “give 20.” By doing this they were able to donate $380 in 2018, in 2019 $500 and for 2020, they reached their goal to donate $1,000. Located in Niceville, we love to promote the local businesses who give back and hey, they are also a military family = win-win. Recycling our previous photo, this year virtual and social distanced. Here is a link to their business page.
On behalf of Bear Bait Ultras, Dan Landrum presented proceeds from the SOLD OUT 2020 event held in January to the Eglin Fisher House. As part of the planning, he also shared that the 2021 event would be relocating to a new venue, which would open up slots for even more enthusiastic runners. Bear Bait Ultras have a long-standing relationship supporting our Fisher House and we look forward to this new location in Santa Rosa County at Adventures Unlimited. Our treasurer, Jerry Williams, President/CEO of Eglin Federal Credit Union regularly runs this race and is training now for the new race!
Stu Jones, President and Founder of Florida Powerboat Foundation recently shared the happy news that proceeds from the Emerald Coast Powerboat Week, held August 13-15 would net a $2,000 donation to the local Fisher House at Eglin AFB. This fun, well attended, annual poker run has blessed not only the Eglin Fisher House for the past three years, but also various other charities across the Emerald Coast.
P.S. We love that Stu remembers the military and veteran families who stay with us each year, keeping them together for hope and healing because of folks like Stu and his powerboat friends. Pictured are Mia Hughes, Executive Director, along with Jerry Williams, CEO/President of Eglin Federal Credit Union.
Our friends at Mills Heating & Air blessed our Fisher House in a big way this past month. Jackson White, and his sons Chris and Marty phoned to say they would be donating……$50,000 to our local mission to bless military and veteran families. WOWZA…….If you need heating and air, give them your business. They say thank you for service and sacrifice in a very tangible way. Making sure there is comfort at our home on Eglin AFB during a medical event, warm and ready for them. Check out the images here.
Local DefenseWerx upgrades from Bronze to Silver for this year’s 2020 #carecontinues campaign. We were hosted for a tour and learned more about their mission to support the Department of Defense.
What are they?
Established in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit named in honor of James “Jimmy” Doolittle, commander of WWII’s historic Doolittle Raid, The Doolittle Institute dba DEFENSEWERX (DWX) is headquartered in Niceville, Florida. DWX has 5 innovation hubs located across the US. Our current hubs include Doolittle Institute in Niceville, FL, SOFWERX in Tampa, FL, MGMWERX in Montgomery, AL and ERDCWERX in Vicksburg, MS.
Watch here for a VERY informative snipet on their mission.